Gateway Community And Technical College Speech Team Places Third In Owensboro Tourney

The Gateway Community and Technical College Speech Team placed third in the community college division in their first speech tournament of the 2010-2011 academic year on Nov. 6 at the BBQ Capital of the World Invitational in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Brenda Ryan, an Associate of Applied Science major from Erlanger, placed second in varsity after dinner speaking.

Beth Survant, an Associate of Applied Science major from Union, received the top novice award in poetry interpretation and impromptu speaking.

Ryan, who is in her second year on the speech team and is currently captain of the squad, said, Being on the speech team has increased my confidence and poise. I have been given opportunities to compete against some of the best students from other colleges and universities in the area, to travel, and to develop friendships with other outstanding students at Gateway.

The team will travel on Dec. 4 to Transylvania University in Lexington for the second tournament of the season. For information about the team, contact Michelle Deeley Wilhite, Speech and Debate Coach, Gateway Community and Technical College, 859-442-4143 or michelle.deeley@kctcs.edu.